Top Shelf in July: OLLIE’S ODYSSEY by William Joyce

Ollie thought of every trick he’d ever seen in every battle movie he and Billy had watched and in every book that had been read to them. “Okay!” he commanded. “Our plan is gonna be: do some Robin Hood, and some Use the Force Luke, and some Trojan Horse, and some...Yellow Submarine.” - Ollie’s Odyssey, … Continue reading Top Shelf in July: OLLIE’S ODYSSEY by William Joyce

Required Reading Revisited – July

In the Required Reading Revisited Book Club we focus on books considered “Required Reading” by most educational institutions, i.e. books you read (or were supposed to read) in school – either high school or university. Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario Our last meeting we discussed the heart-wrenching story of Enrique and his journey from Honduras … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited – July

Austin Events For The Literati – July

Each month I'll be investigating events around town that might pique the interest of the book nerds, the literature obsessed, and those who enjoy stimulating entertainment and/or socializing. Not surprisingly, Austin has a number of things going on every month the Book People community would enjoy.  Evolution: Contemporary Art About Evolutionary Biology Tues-Sat 12pm-6pm Now thru July … Continue reading Austin Events For The Literati – July

Rereading Harry Potter as an Adult: Part 5

BookPeople is buzzing. Everyone is getting excited about the arrival of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II, so excited that we’re throwing a midnight release party! (Get your vouchers here!) And so excited that one of our booksellers, Melissa, is going back and rereading all of the original seven Harry Potter books and giving … Continue reading Rereading Harry Potter as an Adult: Part 5

Sarah H. – Summer Reading List 2016

Sarah H. is a badass bookseller who takes Texas book slingin’ to a whole new level. She currently helms BookPeople’s non-stop, party-all-the-time Internet Orders department. When not at work, she can be found researching Austin’s deep, dark literary underbelly. Look for her in the Sci-fi section and just about anywhere high caliber, boundary-defying, genre-bending lit … Continue reading Sarah H. – Summer Reading List 2016